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With all our conversions and modifications our aim is to make your vehicle both structurally sound and pleasing to the eyes. Right at the beginning we assess the vehicles to determine how they should look when finished, this usually means we build your vehicle many times in our imagination before we start to cut things. This is especially true for new concepts but also with our tried and tested conversions where we are constantly upgrading or reinventing components to bring you a better vehicle.

Chassis extensions ranging from 200mm up 1000mm are possible on most vehicles and although we usually do a body conversion along with the chassis it is a very popular modification on the Hilux, Navara, Rodeo or other smaller utilties to gain tray length, especially on the dualcabs.

After disassembly of the trim and body panels usually the first job is the chassis, depending on the extension length chosen all necessary fittings are removed and the unnecessary bracketry relating to the wagon body is removed, this gives the rear of your chassis an uncluttered look, just like any of the factory utilities.

 

The chassis is then cut and extended, all our chassis work is engineered to meet the Australian Design Rules and are registerable in any state. Depending on which state you’re in we will liaise with the relevant authority or engineers to ensure a smooth process. Once the chassis is completed we manufacture the mounts for rear tray body. Tray mounts are fabricated in the same way as a factory ute and are “checked” into the chassis to give the body the required side loading strength, the flipside of our methods are that when you look under the back of a Wide Bay Motor Bodies conversion it looks neat and professional

All our conversions from wagons and body extensions from utilities have mounts fitted to the back of the cabin to support the weight of passengers or baggage, these rubberized mounts are fitted to a welded on bracket and are symmetrical, that is we fit one per side just like the factory, to ensure that the pressures of normal use don’t leave you with a vehicle that will stress crack over time. On that note Wide Bay Motor Bodies gives a lifetime structural warranty on all our chassis work, as long as the vehicle is owned by the original owner, if it cracks or breaks we will fix it for free, having said that in the last twelve years we haven't had a chassis come back for any structural failure.



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